Whale watching (here, off Húsavík, Iceland) may be better for the local economy than whale hunting.
Icelandic whalers have killed more than 1,700 whales since a global ban was adopted in 1986 – up to 2019, when no hunts took place. Is Iceland quietly getting out of the business?
A long history of gifting of printed books at Christmas remains strong despite increases in e-book sales.
Books have always made great Christmas gifts. But what makes them so special, aside from their being so easy to wrap?
From LGBTQI rights to racial justice, companies are embracing the social issues that matter to their consumers. And, of course, that makes sense.
Open gates, good food and communal living make for a very different approach to incarceration.
The Tanami desert in central Australia is haunted by beings called the jarnpa, which look like people but possess superhuman powers.
All monsters make their mark on the communities they haunt. Some are cheeky and mischievous, some are mysterious, others are downright evil.
Katla last erupted in 1918 – but there is no evidence to suggest that it will erupt again soon.
ICELANDIC GLACIAL LANDSCAPES / wiki
We can't say that Katla in Iceland is 'due' to erupt, no matter what you have read.
Iceland erupts in 2009. Then came repercussions.
Ten years on from global crisis, look to a little nation that had some big ideas.
Increased tourism in Iceland is bringing more attention to controversial practices such as commercial whaling and consumption of whale meat.
Iceland is set to resume commercial whaling in June after a two-year hiatus, arguing that the moratorium put in place by the international community was never intended to be an open-ended ban.
The saga of Öræfajökull suggests we should take small earthquakes in the region seriously.
Erta Ale in eastern Ethiopia.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
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Trump would not have had a great time navigating the political intrigue presented in the Icelandic Sagas.
Lining up at Argentina 1978.
Scotland faces another exit at the World Cup qualifiers stage. Time for radical thinking.
What one isolated case tells us about crime and community on this special island.
A supporter of the Pirate Party in Reykjavik, Iceland.
AP Photo/Frank Augstein
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
Northern bites not northern lights.
Can Iceland (the country) force Iceland (the supermarket) to give up its trademark?
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The shock of the financial crash has opened the path for grassroots politics.
Magma is molten rock below the Earth’s surface. Once erupted, it becomes lava (pictured).
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In Iceland, an audacious project to tap into magma deep below the surface may usher in a new era of geothermal power.
Could Katla do this?
One of Iceland's most active volcanoes is showing signs of waking up after nearly 100 years.
Icelandic sagas are under-appreciated in the world of European literature.
Oscar Wergeland [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Family feuds, love affairs, empire writing back to the motherland - the medieval Icelandic saga have it all. Though less known than other classics of European literature they richly deserve a place among the best.